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    Rolito Go, Pinayagan na ng DOJ na Makapagpagamot sa Chinese General Hospital

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2012

    FILE PHOTO: Murder convict Rolito Go (UNTV News)

    MANILA, Philippines — Pinayagan na ng Department of Justice ang high-profile inmate na si rolito Go na makapagpagamot sa Chinese General Hospital para sa kanyang chemotherapy dahil sa kanyang sakit na rectal cancer.

    Sa isang endorsement letter ng DOJ kay Bureau of Corrections Officer in Charge Manuel Co, binibigyan nito ng pahintulot si Rolito Go na sumailalim sa chemotherapy, tatlo hanggang limang araw bawat buwan at tatagal ng hanggang anim na buwan.

    Dati nang sumailalim sa operasyon si Go dahil sa sakit na colon cancer.

    Hihigpitan naman ang seguridad kay Go habang nagpapagamot kabilang na ang pagtatalaga ng anim na custodial personnel bawat araw.

    Dati nang tumakas sa bilangguan si Go na nagsisilbi ng kanyang sentensiya dahil sa pagpatay sa isang estudyanteng nakagitgitan nito sa trapiko noong 1991. (UNTV News)

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    DOJ denies Faeldon’s motion to transfer his case to the Ombudsman

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017

    jurisdiction on drug-related charges

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has maintained that they have jurisdiction on drug-related charges even when high-ranking officials are involved.

    This as the DOJ rejected the motion of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon asking for the transfer of the investigation on his case to the Ombudsman.

    Faeldon is one of the respondents in PDEA’s complaint for allegedly conspiring to smuggle over 600 kilos of shabu which was recovered in Valenzuela City.

    The DOJ has previously rejected a similar motion of Sen. Leila de Lima in relation to her illegal drug trading case.

    During Thursday’s hearing, Faeldon and other former Customs officials submitted their counter-affidavits.

    Faeldon said the allegation that he conspired to smuggle the drug shipment from China is baseless.

    He pointed out the principal complainant Norman Balquiedra has no personal knowledge of the events.

    Former Customs Intelligence chief Niel Estrella insisted that their inspection on the warehouse where the drug shipment was seized was legal.

    He added, the operation was properly coordinated with PDEA and they did not spoil the evidence.

    Forwarding company owner Richard Tan also maintained his innocence.

    In fact, he claims to be the informant that led the authorities to the drug shipment.

    “It’s a pity he was the one who help our agencies to seize the drugs and yet he was the one being charged now,” Tan’s lawyer Atty. Abraham Gutoc said.

    “It seems that Richard Tan is being made a convenient scapegoat, a convenient excuse,” he added.

    The DOJ will resume the investigation on November 3. – Roderic Mendoza | UNTV News & Rescue

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    Solano’s testimony in Senate can be used as evidence in Atio hazing case – DOJ Aguirre

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

    John Paul Solano

    MANILA, Philippines – The Senate may release Wednesday the testimony of John Paul Solano, the principal suspect in the death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III.

    Solano’s statements should be confidential since it was given in an executive session with the Senators.

    But the Senate last week adopted a resolution that will allow its release if Solano fails to submit a sworn affidavit during the preliminary investigation of the DOJ.

    Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre said this could be a big help to explain Atio’s death in a suspected hazing incident.

    “If it is released, it will shed more light on what really happened during the initiation rites of the Aegis Fraternity,” Aguirre said.

    Aguirre further said the testimony could be used as evidence in the ongoing investigation.

    Solano is the one who brought Atio to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

    “Since they decided to release it, there is legal basis for it. Otherwise, why would they release it without any legal basis and if it would be inadmissible,” Aguirre added.

    During the last hearing, Solano’s lawyer asked the DOJ to strike the testimony he had given to Manila Police out from the records of the case,

    Saying it was not properly subscribed to by his client.

    DOJ will resume preliminary investigation on the case next Tuesday. – Roderic Mendoza | UNTV News & Rescue

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    DOJ starts preliminary probe on Atio’s hazing

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

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    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) began the preliminary investigation on the death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III, Wednesday, in an alleged hazing incident.

    Primary suspect John Paul Solano appeared at the hearing with his witnesses to submit his counter-affidavit.

    But this was deferred after the Manila police and the lawyer for the  Castillo family requested to be allowed to submit additional evidence.

    According to the Manila Police District (MPD), they have already asked the telcos to provide records of the calls and text messages from the phones that were recovered from the library of Aegis Juris Fraternity.

    Atty. Lorna Kapunan, the Castillo family’s  lawyer, will also submit a transcript of the Senate hearing.

    “Based on the Senate investigation and the statement of the senators themselves, gleaned from the statement made by Dean Nilo Divina, it would seem, quoting the senators, that there is an apparent cover-up,”  said.

    Divina and other UST officials will be included as respondents in the complaints.

    Kapunan explained, aside from the persons who directly participated in the hazing, school officials are also liable under the Anti-Hazing Law.

    She said Divina apparently knew about the incident before Atio’s family learned about it.

    “At the time when the Chinese General Hospital did not know the identity of Horacio, at the time that the funeraria (funeral home) also did not know, the question mark is: how come the dean knew when he heard mass on Sunday and yet did not do anything?” Atty. Kapunan said.

    Divina said it’s unfortunate that the Castillo family is being manipulated by Kapunan.Instead of finding out the truth and giving justice for Atio, she is blaming innocent persons for her own interest.

    He added that instead of finding out the truth and giving justice for Atio, she is blaming innocent persons for her own interest.

    Meanwhile, Solano’s lawyer asked the DOJ panel to strike out his judicial affidavit from the records.

    “It is fabricated, forged. He did not appear before Capt. Anicete of MPD to subscribe under oath,” Solano’s Lawyer Atty. Paterno Esmaquel said.

    DOJ will resume the preliminary investigation next Monday.

    The respondents will submit their counter-affidavits on October 24. – Roderic Mendoza |UNTV News & Rescue

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